James Surowiecki

James Surowiecki writes the financial column at The New Yorker.

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May 22 1998 3:30 AMThe Man With the BandwidthJohn Malone's cable gamble could soon pay off.
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May 8 1998 3:30 AMMurdoch at the BatWhy corporate ownership is good for baseball.
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April 24 1998 3:30 AMMindless MergingForget the facts. Today's acquisition-minded CEOs just want to make headlines.
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April 10 1998 3:30 AMBig Tobacco's Self-ImmolationThe industry doggedly pursued its doom through lying and stock-price obsession.
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March 29 1998 3:30 AMExit Andy GroveA great CEO is one whose company can do without him.
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March 20 1998 3:30 AMThe Internet-Stock BubbleWhy the bulls of Wall Street charged Web-based stocks this month--and then fled in panic.
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March 6 1998 3:30 AMThe Dell FactorYou can't make CEOs perform like real owner-managers just by overloading them with stock options.
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Feb. 20 1998 3:30 AMWhat Psychic Friends Failed to ForeseeNowadays, what makes a company successful rarely keeps it successful.
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Feb. 6 1998 3:30 AMThe Taming of the BarbariansHow a rapacious leveraged-buyout firm became a positive force in the corporate economy.
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Jan. 23 1998 3:30 AMThe Asian About-FaceSuddenly the region's fondest admirers don't love it anymore.
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Jan. 16 1998 3:30 AMThe Stock SpinnersBribes from investment banks to corporate clients are worse than unfair--they're inefficient.
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Dec. 26 1997 3:30 AMToy StoryToy Story
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Dec. 12 1997 3:30 AMOPEC's Oil ShockTechnology--and futures traders--have freed world supplies from the cartel's grasp.
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Nov. 28 1997 3:30 AMAn Awful Lot of AutosIf we're headed for a car-market crash, why does the industry keep adding capacity?
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Nov. 14 1997 3:30 AMIs There Anything U.S. Investors Won't Buy?The high risks of investing in places where the only rule is caveat emptor.
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May 15 1998 3:30 AMThe Daimler-Chrysler CollisionAnother merger in search of that elusive synergy
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May 1 1998 3:30 AMThe New Japanese MythologyBy forgetting what we've learned from Toyota and Sony in the past, we may be overestimating our strength for the future.
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April 17 1998 3:30 AMDark Days at SunbeamCEO Al Dunlap knows how to cut costs--but not how to build a company's future.
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April 3 1998 3:30 AMBuy This Ad Agency!The one thing today's advertising execs can't seem to brand is themselves.
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March 27 1998 3:30 AMThe Planet Hollywood SyndromeWhen mediocre food joints and crippled airlines still fly on Wall Street, ya gotta kinda worry ...
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March 13 1998 3:30 AMCaterpillar's Crawl to ControlWhen it comes to beating unions, companies--and Wall Street--can be very, very patient.
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Feb. 27 1998 3:30 AMAirline Deregulation's Fair-Weather FriendsThe last thing the major airlines want is real competition.
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Feb. 13 1998 3:30 AMViacom's Shortsighted Search for SynergyAmassing media properties doesn't build value--especially when the entertainment field itself is in decline.
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Jan. 30 1998 3:30 AMThe Commoditization ConundrumIt isn't pure competition but the fear of it that drives companies to compete.
High Concept
Jan. 22 1998 3:30 AMThe Luck of the IrishIn the movies, IRA terrorists become dashing heroes.
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Jan. 9 1998 3:30 AMThe Financial-News FadIs America really interested in business--or just in buzz?
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Dec. 19 1997 3:30 AMKodak's Blurry FocusUnlike Motorola, the company relied on courts to fight its trade battles.
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Dec. 5 1997 3:30 AMAll in the JeansLevi's plays it clean, Guess plays it dirty, but they both lose in the hipness game.
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Nov. 21 1997 3:30 AMLessons From Las VegasAre casinos a model for the new American economy?
Nov. 12 1997 3:30 AMSurvival of the SuspiciousAndy Grove and the rise of Intel.




Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.